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    Current Planets
    2-Sep-2015, 06:27 UT/GMT
    Sun9Virgo29'10"8n01
    Moon28Aries25'59"8n39
    Mercury6Libra26'54"4s29
    Venus14Leo43'18"r9n13
    Mars15Leo35'28"17n15
    Jupiter4Virgo43'54"10n36
    Saturn29Scorpio3' 7"18s08
    Uranus19Aries57' 2"r7n11
    Neptune8Pisces22'29"r9s11
    Pluto13Capricorn6'16"r20s56
    TrueNode1Libra6'12"0n26
    Chiron19Pisces40'26"r0n18
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The national chart of the Netherlands

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The formal foundation of the modern Netherlands occurred in 1581, under the proud and independent sign of Leo. The planet Pluto, as it moves through Sagittarius, both emphasises and transforms this strong, independent and self-expressive core, and although obvious changes will be necessary through European unification it seems that the Netherlands will experience great benefits and a strengthening and validation of her national identity and creative contribution.

This may also be felt economically, as Pluto moves through the part of the birth chart concerned with national resources and wealth, suggesting that material as well as creative benefits are likely to enhance a sense of well-being over the next few years. Meanwhile, Uranus, planet of change and disruption, comes back to its place in the birth chart - a full 84-year cycle - and, despite invoking a certain resistance and conservatism, reflects a willingness to embrace the sense of a larger human family and all the changes this is likely to imply on the domestic level.

There is a curious paradox in the birth chart of the Netherlands: Saturn and Uranus both placed in Aquarius in the sphere concerned with roots suggest that there is a deep inherent conflict which impels the nation first toward isolation, then toward a more global consciousness. This fundamental tension is likely to be aggravated as Uranus and also Neptune move through Aquarius, but ultimately the innate willingness on the part of this nation to embrace new and challenging ideas - one of the most attractive dimensions of the country's history - will transform any reactionary elements and truly usher in a new age.

Liz Greene, 1999

(Data used: 26 July 1581, 12.00 pm LMT, The Hague)

Current Planets
2-Sep-2015, 06:27 UT/GMT
Sun9Virgo29'10"8n01
Moon28Aries25'59"8n39
Mercury6Libra26'54"4s29
Venus14Leo43'18"r9n13
Mars15Leo35'28"17n15
Jupiter4Virgo43'54"10n36
Saturn29Scorpio3' 7"18s08
Uranus19Aries57' 2"r7n11
Neptune8Pisces22'29"r9s11
Pluto13Capricorn6'16"r20s56
TrueNode1Libra6'12"0n26
Chiron19Pisces40'26"r0n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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